It's one of those days, a whole lotta stuff running through this brain of mind, thus the reason of this title.
Hubby and I had the privilege of attending our son's deacon ordination service this past Sunday evening. There are few things that touch my heart more than seeing my children serve the Lord. Brandon has been a member of this church for about 12 years. It is a growing church with an awesome pastor and staff and it thrills my soul that he and his family are a part of such a church. When Hubby and I attend church with them we would be considered the "elderly" folks. No joke, I have never seen so many young families in my life. What a blessing!
I have been working in Vacation Bible School this week at our church. I tag teamed with a friend and we have taken turns teaching the Bible lesson. It is from 5:30 - 8:30 PM . I probably have not worked in VBS in about 4 years (maybe longer) and while it was a different format then, it is t-totally different now. And, I wish that I could say that I love the new "way" but I cannot say that. ~not that anyone asked me~ Whatever happened to the days of a calm and orderly beginning and ending ceremonies? Whatever happened to staying in one classroom and being with the same teachers the entire session? This enabled teachers and class to build relationships. Well, apparently that is no longer the way it is done. I'm sorry, I'm just not a fan of organized chaos. Now, I'm sure that says something about my age but, I'm not a fan of organized chaos outside the church but certainly not inside the church. I'm afraid that so much of our churches programs today have become more like a "dog and pony show" and I struggle with that big time! Why do we have to constantly entertain? I'm sure it is the "new way" to attract folks to church and for them to ultimately come to know the Lord. Surely that is the premise behind all of it. For me, things have gone too far out in left field. Truth be known, I'll die a fan of traditional worship. Yep! that's right and I'm sure that sounds as old fashioned as can be. I still enjoy dressing in my best on Sundays, and singing the hymns. My church has a traditional/contemporary blend worship style and I've adjusted to it and it's okay. We sing some hymns, choruses and contemporary songs and we have two big screens in our ultra traditional sanctuary. And, I might add, I am not attached to traditional buildings and really find the new design of churches very inviting and comfortable. I do think that a sanctuary such as ours can often appear stuffy and a bit prim and proper. But, it is one of the most gorgeous church buildings and sanctuaries around. Okay, I think I've started rambling so I will stop here. I could really go on for days on this subject, but.........it wouldn't change a thing.
Our little happy guy was diagnosed with FPIES last week. You ask, what is FPIES? It is Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. It is a rare food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Let me just say that it makes our little Coleman deathly ill when it occurs. His Momma had already diagnosed him through the internet but the Dr. confirmed that her diagnosis was correct. Most children outgrow it by the age of 3 but it can last longer. Foods that trigger it are generally cereal grains, soy and dairy products, and chicken, turkey and fish. Yes, a whole lot of very common foods. But, the Dr. took a lot of time explaining it to Bridget and they will do their best to prevent him having these reactions by very closely monitoring his food. Our prayers are that he will outgrow it sooner than later and that he will continue to thrive in spite of it.
It is hotter than hot here in NE Louisiana so we are going to do our best to stay cool this Father's Day weekend. We'll be celebrating here on Sunday late afternoon. We'll be celebrating my Dad, my husband and our son. Hope it's a delightful weekend for you!